In some jurisdictions the officer's affidavit in support of the warrant is publicly available in the clerk's office not long after the warrant is signed. However, state law only requires it to be public after the arrest.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer A restraining order may be issued in a civil case, but it expires when the case ends. For example, in a divorce case, a judge may order both people not to sell off assets that they own jointly until a fair division is decided by the court.
A lot of people use the term "restraining order" when they mean Protective Order. You can apply for a Family Violence Protective Order against a former dating partner when you were the victim of domestic violence and there is a real risk that you...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer You could contact law enforcement, report the crime, and ask them to investigate. They will decide whether or not to pursue criminal charges. If law enforcement decides initiate a case, it will be "The State of Texas vs. Defendant" rather than "Alleged Victim vs. Defendant."
In a criminal case, the term "pressing charges" basically means the alleged victim's decision to cooperate with the investigators and prosecutors.
Roy Lee Warren's answer Yes they can be sued but your case would be quickly dismissed unless you can prove some egregious error because the judge has good faith immunity that is very difficult to overcome. Seldom is a suit against a federal judge successful.
Sec. 30.03. BURGLARY OF COIN-OPERATED OR COIN COLLECTION MACHINES. (a) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, he breaks or enters into any coin-operated machine, coin collection machine, or other coin-operated or coin collection receptacle, contrivance, apparatus, or equipment used for the purpose of providing lawful amusement, sales of goods, services, or other valuable things, or telecommunications with intent to obtain...
The case will continue unless the prosecutor decides to seek a dismissal. That said, it is certainly possible that the prosecutor's interest in the case may decline with the death of the alleged victim or a key witness. Talk to your criminal defense attorney about this issue.
Under other circumstances the parent might be legally justified in using force against a driver attempting to take a child over the parent's objection. There is no one-size-fits-all rule here because small changes in the fact scenario can lead to big changes in the result.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Yes, the owner can evict you if she follows the proper legal procedure. There are also legal steps you can take that will delay the actual eviction date... but this type of litigation will not be good for family relationships.
Consult an attorney who focuses on "Landlord-Tenant" law.
It sounds like Cedar Park just arrested on a warrant they found in the system, which is what the are supposed to do. The responsibility of recalling the warrant should have fallen to someone in the Grimes County.
The cops generally have "sovereign immunity" in situations where they simply make mistakes, which means you can't sue them for money. However, they can be liable if they...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer In many situations is it NOT in the defendant's best interest to rush a case to trial. For example, if the officer is poorly trained or otherwise prone to mistakes, then your defense attorney may need time to investigate the quality of the officer's work. There may be valid reasons to question the officer's reliability and credibility as a witness that won't be discovered if you rush.
Talk to your criminal defense attorney about the pros and cons of invoking your right to a Speedy...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Relying on a court-appointed attorney is like playing Russian Roulette with your future... except with more than one bullet. That said, a cheap attorney won't be much better, and could even be worse. Expect a proper defense to cost at least as much as a new car.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer The two most obvious charges you could face in this type of situation are "Assault" and "False Report to a Peace Officer." However, just because they could charge you doesn't mean they will. They might not even believe your new statement. It will, however, increase the defendant's chances to win with a self defense justification.
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